The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter. 12 minutes long, it is considered a milestone in film making, expanding on Porter's previous work Life of an American Fireman. The film used a number of innovative techniques including composite editing, camera movement and on location shooting. It is a common misconception that the film contains cross cutting, although the technique does not appear in the film. Some prints were... Topics: thomas edison, trains, edwin. s. porter
Our far gone friend is about to have a very strange evening indeed. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Winsor McKay. This was the Edison Company's most popular film release in 1906. Between 1903 and 1905 Edwin Stanton Porter successfully demonstrated most of the techniques that were to become the basic modes of visual communication through film. For instance he helped to develop the modern concept of continuity editing, and is often credited with discovering that the basic unit of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: short film, silent film, Edwin S. Porter, The Carport Theatre, The Carport Orchestra
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences. It was... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1903, Silent, Thomas Edison, Edwin S Porter, Great Train Robbery, pdmovies
The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge. Stars Jack Brawn http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000546/ Please watch Carport Theatre's amazing scored version of this film. You won't regret it. It's wonderful. http://archive.org/details/DreamOfARarebitFiend_381 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Gen X, Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter, Winsor McCay, Jack Brawn, Comedy, Black and White,...